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Do any thyroid nodules increase thyroid production?

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Dr. Val Koganski
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Some of the nodules could be hyperactive and cause hyperthyroidism( increase production of thyroid hormones).

In brief: Yes

Some of the nodules could be hyperactive and cause hyperthyroidism( increase production of thyroid hormones).
Dr. Val Koganski
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Some thyroid nodules can increase thyroid production.
Often time it has to be large to cause significant problems. First you need a lab test called tsh. If this test is low (indicating hyperthyroid state), then you will need a radiographic test called "thyroid uptake and scan." this test will confirm the "hot" nodule.

In brief: Yes

Some thyroid nodules can increase thyroid production.
Often time it has to be large to cause significant problems. First you need a lab test called tsh. If this test is low (indicating hyperthyroid state), then you will need a radiographic test called "thyroid uptake and scan." this test will confirm the "hot" nodule.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Nodules

They can. A "hot" nodule can secrete excessive thyroid hormone causing hyper thyroidism. The best way to tell us to perform a radio active iodine uptake scan which can detect hyper function in one part of the gland.

In brief: Nodules

They can. A "hot" nodule can secrete excessive thyroid hormone causing hyper thyroidism. The best way to tell us to perform a radio active iodine uptake scan which can detect hyper function in one part of the gland.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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